Juho Tanelinpoika Niskanen

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Juho Tanelinpoika Niskanen

Birthdate: (54)
Birthplace: Saarijärvi, Finland
Death: August 13, 1927 (54)
California, USA ( Gunshot Wound )
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Henrikinpoika Niskanen and Matilda Esantytär Niskanen
Husband of Anna Leena Ruuska
Father of K Taipale

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About Juho Tanelinpoika Niskanen


  • Name: Mr Juha Niskänen
  • Age: 39 years
  • Last Residence: in Boston Massachusetts United States
  • 3rd Class passenger
  • First Embarked: Southampton on Wednesday 10th April 1912
  • Ticket No. 3101289 , £7 18s 6d
  • Destination: Boston Massachusetts United States
  • Rescued (boat 9)
  • Disembarked Carpathia: New York City on Thursday 18th April 1912
  • Died: Saturday 13th August 1927
  • Cause of Death: Gunshot Wound
  • Buried: IOOF Cemetery Santa Rosa California United States

Mr Juha Niskanen, 39, had been living in several places in Vermont, USA for three years, but then returned to his native Finland. He was travelling from Kivijärvi, Finland to Boston, Massachusetts.

Living in Kivijärvi, Finland with parents and wife before emigrating: http://www.sukuhistoria.fi/sshy/sivut/jasenille/paikat.php?bid=28810&pnum=353

He boarded the Titanic at Southampton as a third class passenger (ticket number STON/O 2. 3101289, £7 18s 6d), sharing a cabin with Juho Strandén.

After the collision Strandén woke Niskanen, who went and warned Erik Jussila. Together with Strandén he reached boat deck, where, according to their account, they assisted with the loading of one of the lifeboats. Niskanen and Strandén were rescued, probably in lifeboat 9.

After reaching New York Niskanen made a claim of £50 for his lost luggage.

Niskanen eventually settled in Cazadero, California. He commited suicide on 13 August 1927.

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Juho Tanelinpoika Niskanen's Timeline

May 3, 1873
July 25, 1910
Age 37
Kivijärvi, Suomi Finland
August 13, 1927
Age 54